The consequences of the pandemic on employment are being felt at Uber, for its drivers but not only: the American company booking cars with drivers will cut 3,700 jobs among the teams responsible for recruiting and providing information to users, to reduce costs in the face of the economic crisis.
Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi also announces that he will forfeit his base salary until the end of the year.
This announcement comes when the California justice accuses Uber of considering its drivers as self-employed, depriving them of social rights such as minimum wages or health insurance. The California attorney general sued Uber and its American competitor Lyft on Tuesday.
At the start of the year, a California law came into force to force the car booking giants to re-qualify VTC drivers as employees.
Uber has promised to challenge the lawsuit, “while pushing for the improvement of working conditions for independent drivers, including guaranteed minimum earnings and new benefits”.
Uber has already filed a complaint on December 31 against the US state to challenge the law called “AB5”, in an attempt to preserve an economic model attacked from all over the world, and which has so far never made a profit. .